Posts Tagged ‘Columbans’

New Zealand Priest working in Pakistan reports on church bombing

Friday, October 4th, 2013

Daniel O’Connor, a Columban priest from New Zealand working in the Diocese of Hyderabad in Pakistan, reports on the aftermath of the Peshawar church bombing two weeks ago. Dan has been Columban priest for 25 years. Last year he ran in the London Marathon “Life will not be the same for their loved ones again, and Read more

New Zealanders show the flag at World Youth Day

Friday, July 26th, 2013

This photograph, taken by a Mexican Marist priest, shows that New Zealand is literally showing the flag at the World Youth Day. There are close to 50 kiwi pilgrims, representing all the dioceses in New Zealand, making the 19 day World Youth Day pilgrimage. It began with 5 days in Santiago, Chile, where the pilgrims were Read more

Columban Companions in Mission attend workshop in Suva

Tuesday, November 20th, 2012

About 100 Catholics from around Fiji attended a one-day Columban Companions in Mission (CCIM) workshop at Corpus Christi Teachers College in Suva last Saturday to fundraise and learn more about the work their missionary brothers and sisters do. “There are a lot of challenges that the missionaries face when they go on missions and the Read more

New Zealand born Columban priest working with marginalised in Korea

Friday, September 14th, 2012

New Zealand born Columban priest Father Robert Brennan has been in Korea since 1966.  He has been working with credit unions, which lend money to those in need at low borrowing costs, as he continues to devote himself to helping families marginalised by the ruthlessness of capitalism. He studied Korean for two years before being Read more